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  • Hopper Info needed

    This has been inactive for too, too long. So...

    I am creating a "blue coal" hopper in G Scale. I know it came from the DL&W coal Company, but I'm not sure if these hoppers ever really existed. I have only seen model photos.

    Whether they did or not, I don't let that stop me! So i decided it should be DL&W.

    Question: what is the proper number series for DL&W hopper cars?

    Thanks, Lou

  • #2
    Hello, Lou...

    I have a copy of the DL&W Car Dept. classification book giving drawings, specs, series numbers, etc. However, in order to get you some good car numbers, I need to know...

    100 or 140 ton capacity?

    2 bay or 3 bay?

    Get that out to me and we'll match ya right up!

    Russ

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    • #3
      100 ton 3bay if there was such a thing. I'm working with a Bachmann 3 bay hopper.

      Thanks, Lou

      PS Do you know if the "blue coal" cars ever existed? Or where should I ask that question?

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      • #4
        quote:


        Originally posted by RRRR4



        PS Do you know if the "blue coal" cars ever existed? Or where should I ask that question?


        "Blue Coal" is the term for a once-popular, specific, trademarked brand of anthracite, mined by the Glen Alden Coal Company in Pennsylvania, and sprayed with a blue dye at the mine before shipping to its Northeastern U.S.A. markets to distinguish it from its competitors.

        Just googled on blue coal

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        • #5
          Thank you. I have found a lot of information on "blue coal" but have never seen a picture of a prototype. The models are available in CNJ, DL&W, NH, RDG, LNE, D&H which were all coal haulers (New Haven?) but were there any real "blue coal cars"?

          Tell me if I should put this under another forum topic.

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          • #6
            quote:


            Originally posted by RRRR4


            100 ton 3bay if there was such a thing. I'm working with a Bachmann 3 bay hopper.

            Thanks, Lou PS Do you know if the "blue coal" cars ever existed? Or where should I ask that question?



            Hello, Lou...

            The three-bay hoppers were 140 ton capacity and were built by AC&F in three orders between 1926 and 1929 numbered 84082 through 84949. The DL&W didn't have cars marked 'Blue Coal', but did have cars with the 'Road of Anthracite' herald on them. Check out the Lackawanna 2-bay hopper model in the link. The coal load is 'Blue Coal', but the hopper is lettered for 'Road of Anthracite'.

            http://www.us-trains.com/images/489-...47f2f836c2e3b5

            Russ

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            • #7
              Thank you. That still leaves the question "Were there any real hopper cars lettered "blue coal"?

              Well there will be on my RR!

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by RRRR4


                Thank you. That still leaves the question "Were there any real hopper cars lettered "blue coal"? Well there will be on my RR!



                I have never seen one, Lou...not on the DL&W, O&W, Erie, CNJ, Reading, L&NE, L&HR, or any other East Coast road. Hey, why not be the first?

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                • #9
                  Not native US, but maybe you should ask your question here http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/f...sp?FORUM_ID=45 again

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                  • #10
                    Cool, I will do that.

                    Watch for the "blue coal" hopper on the Large Scale forum.

                    Lou

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